Resources on Naturopathic Medicine
The Textbook of Natural Medicine e-dition: Text With Continually Updated Online Reference, 2-Volume Set (Hardcover), authors Joseph Pizzorno, ND and Michael Murray, ND, Churchill Livingstone, 2005
This textbook is a comprehensive and detailed reference work that comes in two volumes. Volume 1 contains several chapters about the profession of naturopathic medicine, including a history of the profession, philosophy and principles, and the treatment modalities commonly used. The book then provides chapters on many different medical conditions, and describes naturopathic therapies that are used for these conditions. All chapters are referenced. This is a great textbook for those who are interested in reading a comprehensive, professional and technical reference book about naturopathic medicine.
Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, authors Joseph Pizzorno, ND and and Michael Murray, ND, Prima Publishing, 1998
This paperback book is a wonderful resource for consumers who want to learn about naturopathic medicine and read about various health conditions and the treatments ND’s use for them. There are excellent tables and charts in this easy to read book. This book is a much less technical version of the Textbook, and is very reader friendly,
Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, author Tori Hudson, ND, McGraw-Hill, 2007
This paperback book is a treasure chest of information about many common women’s health conditions and how to treat them naturopathically. It is fully referenced, and is a valuable resource for both clinicians and consumers. Some of the conditions covered include menstrual cramps, endometriosis, menopause, breast cancer, fibroid tumors, PMS, and vaginitis.
All of these books can be purchased through Amazon.com.
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
This is the national professional association for licensed ND’s in the United States. The website contains information and articles of interest about naturopathic medicine to the public. It also has a directory listing all of the member ND’s throughout the country that can be searched by name, city, state, or zip code. If someone is looking for an ND, this directory is very helpful.
Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND)
This is the Canadian national professional association for licensed ND’s in Canada. Their website contains the same kinds of information and directory as the AANP site.
Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC)
This is the website for the association of all accredited naturopathic medical schools in North America. There is information about each of the schools with links to their websites. There is also information about naturopathic medicine and the education and training programs here, including material about admission requirements, curriculum, career opportunities, etc.
Below are the websites for the accredited (or candidate for accreditation) 4 year, doctoral residential naturopathic medical programs in North America.
Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine
University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
National College of Natural Medicine
National University of Health Sciences
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
Alternative Medicine Review
This is a peer reviewed journal that is listed on PubMed. This quarterly journal publishes original research articles as well as literature reviews and other articles of relevance in naturopathic medicine. It is targeted to the health professional.
Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal
This is a peer reviewed journal that publishes articles about integrative medicine. It is targeted to the health professional and policy makers.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
This is a subscription website that provides a comprehensive review of nutritional supplements and botanical medicines. All of the information is referenced, with links to the abstracts. Brand names of products as well as individual nutrients and plants can be searched. In addition, there is a clinical management series for many diseases. These review all of the information about alternative medicines used in various conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis, menopause, and many others.
This is another subscription website that provides very similar information as above.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
This is a free website developed and maintained by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a division of the National Institute of Health (NIH). There is a large amount of information about complementary and alternative medical approaches, including naturopathic medicine. There is information about specific health topics, and the database is searchable.